High-strength lightweight blend improves deepwater cementing

Successful cement jobs, providing good zonal isolation and adequate casing and wellhead support, become difficult goals to achieve at water depths grea ter than 2,000 m.Operators must overcome several challenges:Ultralow cementing temperatures have a major adverse impact on compressive strength development and require special cementing design parameters.Low fracture gradients require slurry density reduction to allow for adequate annular fill-up.Large hole and casing diameters require bulk management and mixing considerations.Optimizing downhole hydraulics requires job design simulations.Minimizing nonproductive rig time requires operational planning and efficient job execution.Because of...

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